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.s. flag. the funding would be granted to the puerto rico elections commission to conduct objective voter education and a vote on options that would resolve puerto rico's future political status. key congressional leaders in the house and the senate, republican and democrat alike, have already issued statements of support for the president's action, calling it an appropriate response to the local referendum. . my constituents may not have a vote in a government that makes national laws, but they do have a voice and they make that voice heard loud and clear in november. a budget reflects one's priorities and values. i support the president's budget because it shows respect for the democratically express the aspirations of the u.s. citizens that reside in puerto rico and it demonstrates a clear desire to move forward on this complex but critical issue. as the budget request states, the federally sponsored vote is to be one that would result for puerto rico's political status. the only way to resolve the status is through statehood or national sovereignty. puerto rico cannot resolve its stat
republicans. >> obama: families that know unspeakable grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders, not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. >> michael: the amendment's odds looked so dim that joe manchin took to the senate floor this morning to make background a national security issue, by tying it to the fbi's most-wanted terrorist. >> our gun laws are so outdated and so out of whack that even this person who wants to do damage and harm to every american, even this american has figured out how to exploit them to arm themselves and people like him in our country. >> michael: connecticut senator chris murphy saw the result coming from a mile away. last night he tweeted . . . murphy of course represents newtown. in the 241 days since the slaughter of 20 school children and six educators, at least 3,482 americans have died in gun violence. that's about 134 new townes since newtown. these senators democrats and repu
their attacks and avenged it was elected to the senate here. this is the first meaningful gun safety legislature be taken up since i was elected to this body over 16 years ago. we are here because of newtown, connecticut. there's no question about it. if little over two years ago one of our own, gabrielle giffords from arizona at a town meeting was gunned down by being shot point link in the face and we did nothing. no hearings, no changes in the law. it is just another gun statistic too many people, but newtown touched our hearts. to think is beautiful little children could be massacred in their grade school classroom pier one child was shot 11 times. 11 times. this semi automatic weapon that was firing off rounds as fast as the deranged individual could vote them. so we are here today in the beginning of the debate on this important legislation. what is at stake here? well, this is about background checks. here's the basic questions we need to ask. do we believe the current federal law, which prohibits a convicted felon, a person under the court to avoid domestic abuse, a person judged mentall
with the financial crisis in the economic crisis, there is no time for things to go. if elected others who have run into a sturdy, were growing and they're not. >> and we did not have that money voted on in february 2009, we would've been in in a worse place. >> thank you, mr. chairman. mr. secretary, i'm a big fan of your work but the clinton administration. first i have to take strong exception with your testimony that a provision to support the public credit by assuring revenues to support the public credit is somehow tantamount to default in other obligations. most other states have provisions in their constitutions to do so and have for hundreds of years. last year, chairman of bernanke credited the relative stability and municipal market, which suggests investors are reasonably confident that they won't be any default among among major borrowers. one reason they might believe that is because most states have rules which paid to have repayment and interest payment at a very high priority above other obligations of the state and locality, end quote. mr. bernanke sat where you are sitting on tol
election. the other is a court hearing. we'll see why sanford is in trouble again with his ex-wife. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by advil. make the switch to advil now. it's a labor of love. it's a lot of labor and it's a lot of love. i don't need to go to the gym. my job is my workout. you're shoveling ice all day long. it's rough on the back. it's rough on the shoulders. i get muscle aches all over. advil is great. pain and soreness is just out of the picture. [ male announcer ] make the switch. take action. take advil. and for sinus congestion, now you can get advil combined with a proven decongestant. breathe easier with advil congestion relief. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] some people lift your spirits... the same way the smooth creamy taste of coffee-mate... makes coffee and your day better. coffee-mate. coffee's perfect mate. i don't make any decisions about who to hire without going to angie's list first. you'll find reviews on home repair to healthcare written by people just like you. with angie's list, i know who to
of global warming the unusual photograph of president obama and governor right before the election. in the united states there's a large contingent of climate change doubters. what do you say to that part of the tows persuade them that climate change is real? >> would be take a look at me. i'm the picture of obama and governor chris christie. [laughter] because according to the ground rules of u.s. presidential campaigns, such an embrace three days before election day was an absolute taboo. and talk to the people new jersey or new york that had their homes destroyed and their communities destroyed due to the extreme weather events. look up on the map side, the report of china in january or february. one example, just to give you a visual image is the melting of the arctic sea ice in my part of the world. the consequence -- [inaudible] so whether we call it climate change or not, that's a political concept, which i know has positive or negative connotations, but the ice melting is a reality. and the consequences of the ice melting in my part of the world is extreme weather in united
is a very thorny problem for harry reid. in pass elections he run cam panes that very much focused on his very pro-gun stance. out in nevada it is a very important issue there. now that this is coming up, and as you pointed out in the your invery we're talking about the biggest changes to gun control legislation in decades or at least 15 years now. so how harry reid comes down on this and how much he really wants to see this bill, see the light of day is still up in the air a little bit. jon: as i understand it, there are only four republican senators who have, who have signified they will vote in favor of this manchin-toomey amendment? >> yeah. and there is even talk of amending the amendment so it might collect a few more republicans but the problem with doing that is, that if you were to do that you wind up very likely losing, losing votes on the other end. people saying that it is getting watered undo too much or that it is too, that the bill is turning too pro-gun and then you still have the same problem that harry reid and joe manchin, pat toomey have now, which is not enough votes
elected your first black president. but please urge him to quit getting weaker in america. e need you to be strong. and i mentioned this morning that we have been aware that we've had al qaeda, we've had radical islamists try to disguise themselves as hispanics and sneak across our southern border because, you know, americans have never been worried about our hispanic friends being radical and wanting to kill innocent people to go to paradise. that's not part of the hispanic culture. and i've been mazed since then -- amazed since then that the left wing always wants to try to distort, to create a story -- i have to ed choose my words wisely because it will be interesting to see what the twisted mind of the the ignorance was apparently only coupled by laziness by left-wing media, so they go nuts trying to paint me as a bigot, when obviously they are the bigots. and not only bigots but they're lazy because if they had bothered to even just turn on their computer and use it for something besides mean-spirited , twisted, distorted, untruths, they could have found -- distorted untruths, th
of virtually every major live event from presidential elections to monday night football. before retiring he launched the network's transition to high definition. a true role model and pioneer. he will be missed. preston davis was 63 years old. >>> and finally, the scandal-plagued former governor of south carolina who famously ran off to argentina to be with his mistress is in trouble again and just as he's trying to re-enter the political world. mark sanford's ex-wife jenny says she caught him going out the back door of her house using his cell phone, in fact, as a flashlight. she says that's trespassing and violates their divorce settlement so he's been ordered to appear in court next month just two days after the election for the vacant congressional seat that he hopes to win. >> gets ugly with those domestic -- >> here's another twist in that one, he asked her to be his campaign manager. >> yes, he did. >> i have a feeling -- i have a feeling -- >> a big no. >> she was going to run herself. >> that's right. >>> you know what, guys, let's turn and talk about some acts of kindness. >> okay
in boston. we just had a knife attack that maimed 14 people in texas. people were paid and elected on capitol hill talking about gun-control that will do nothing to stem any of this violence. that makes me angry. lou: extraordinarily to my those legislators, everyone to whom the question has been put acknowledges that the universal background check, for example, would not have changed one whit what happened in sandy hook. it is a peculiar time. there seems to be a sense of entitlement on the part of many americans that somehow they don't have to be responsible for themselves and that they have no obligation to protect themselves , families, communities in the face of these horrific threats. >> i think it's very unfortunate that the federal government's and several states are many states following the lead, we are doing things that are nonsensical. the deprive us of autonomy and thinking. my son at logan airport, 11, is not have to take tough issues anymore to go through security. at it as my mom who is just shy of 80. i do. i'm not sure that makes any sense. i also know with all of
for next month. it is two days after sanford's special congressional election. >>> all right, american airlines getting back on track this morning after grounding every single one of its flights in the country. a computer failure in its reservation system forcing american to cancel nearly 750 flights yesterday afternoon. thousands of passengers stranded across the country. some forced to wait for hours. >> there is nothing you can do. you have to stand in line and hope you can get on your flight. >> positive aspect. everybody is being pleasant. not so great aspect is we have no idea when we will get home. >> the computer system slowly started working late yesterday afternoon. because so many flights were impacted the airline warns look for more travel delays today. >>> also, americans injured during a military training exercise in south korea have been released from the hospital. the military says 21 people were on board a marine helicopter when it made a hard landing near the border of north korea. 6 of 21 still in the hospital. none suffered serious injuries. >>> dignitaries from aro
's demands. >>> venezuela turning violent after a close presidential election. seven deaths reported in result. c caprilles lost to nicolas maduro. caprile search claims there were many election violations. >>> stock market, down one day, up the next, dow plunged 266 points monday, then rallied 158 points yesterday. down amid mixed global news. bank of america shares falling 3%. the bank made more than 2.5 billion last quarter. wall street expected better. ahead on "starting point," chris cuomo sits down with the grandmother of one of the victims, krystle campbell. >> heart. my whole heart and soul, she was in. and she made me feel that way. she made me happy. >> the full interview with wilma campbell, coming up. buy one like mine because it's so safe, right? yeah... yeah... i know what you've heard -- iihs top safety pick for $159 a month -- but, i wish it was more dangerous, like a monster truck or dune buggy! you can't have the same car as me! [ male announcer ] now everyone's going to want one. let's get a jetta. [ male announcer ] volkswagen springtoberfest is here and there's n
an election for the congressional seat. some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> she came into the white house as a 47-year-old lady who it was well-known aided politics. at the deeply depressed death of her last surviving son , especially under the terrible circumstances in which he died. she did not have many friends, but she did have a wonderful family that kept her going and there always seemed to be someone there. she was a very intellectual woman, highly educated. it seemed wasted in some ways. >> our conversation on jane pierce, wife of the 14th president franklin pierce is on our website for "first ladies." .washington journal" continues host: we are back with senator ben cardin, democrat of ireland on the senate foreign affairs committee, -- democrat of maryland on the senate foreign affairs committee. let's begin with the situation in boston. when did you find out and what was your reaction? guest: i happen to be walking past a television monitor and saw the breaking news and was shocked and i knew right away this was a terrorist episode. i saw the damage that wa
for international development who was facilitating free elections in the sudan when five years ago he was assassinated in khartoum. four of his killers were captured and convicted but they escaped from prison. two remain at large and the state department has issued a $5 million reward for information leading to their capture. meanwhile, in february, the sudanese government pardoned the man who helped john's killers escape. madam speaker, john deserves better. he was a selfless and courageous man who dedicated his life to representing the united states and helping those who needed it the most. tomorrow, i'll introduce a resolution calling for sudan to remain on the state sponsors of terrorism list until the pardon is repealed and the escapees are captured again. i will also send a letter demanding that the president bashir rescind the pardon. john made our nation proud. i'll keep fighting to see that justice is served and that his memory is honored. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the
month. two days after a special election for state congressional seat. sanford's political career was sidelined in 2009 after he confessed to an extramarital affair. >>> and best actress nominee wallace had quite a time after last weekend's mtv movie awards. look. the 9-year-old star got into a dance-off with a fellow young partygoer. okay. there's the snake. >> oh, oh. >> you win when you break out the splits. >> that's not fair. >> oh, but she's coming back. okay. okay. pop it. pop it. swing that. pop, pop. i don't know. dust her off. that was some kind of chicken thing. i don't know. >> some kind of chicken thing. >> wait, i love this. this kid is like, i am not giving up. >> what's going on there? >> this may get ugly now. >> it is 13 minutes after the hour. now bust a move because you've been up to -- you got it? you got moves for me? >> not like that. >> get it off the shoulder but that is about as far as i go. >> thanks, a ron. >>> how about a check of the weather? >> i did that split move. >> your pants. not the same. >> completely. it took about a week of that to get back
, mark pryor of arkansas who is up for re-election next year, of alaska. aggage toomey went so far as to propose exempting rural residents who don't live within a convenient driving distance of a gun dealer from the expanded background checks proposal. but baggage said yesterday that that is not going to seal the deal for them, for him. >> all right. so, senator jeff flake said, because is he friends, close friends with the former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, who was on capitol hill yesterday talking to senators, trying to persuade them to vote, and set back came when senator jeff flake posted on his facebook page that he was going to be a no vote. is there an alternative to march and toomey? some were talking about senator tomko burn's language, his amendment. guest: yes. and that is, at this point that may be the most likely alternative. of course, the language in the bill is the original schumer language which was scaled back by the proposal. what senator coburn is proposing is that, basically, gun buyers would be allowed to perform a background check on themselves. they w
president george w. bush was elected, he expanded the program with project safe neighborhoods, focused the saoeupl -- same. unfortunately, under the current administration, this has not been a priority. indeed, firearms cases, prosecutions have dropped 30% in the obama justice department. all of us are united in wanting to stop violent crime, and in particular stop violent crime with firearms. i would suggest the most effective way to do so is ensure that we are prosecuting violent criminals who use firearms. and for that reason, this amendment creates a national project exile that would in particular focus on the 15 jurisdictions with the highest violent crime rates and three tribal jurisdictions with the highest crime rates. and it would devote $45 million -- $15 million a year for three years -- for more assistant u.s. attorneys and agents to pros violent gun crimes. to target exactly who we want to target: violent criminals. a third element -- and i would note as well, actually before we get to the third element, i would note as well that this legislation also includes new language
that you are disappointed and if they don't act this time you will remember come election time. to the wide majority of nra households who supported this legislation you need to let your leadership and lobbyists in washington know they didn't represent your views on this one. the point is those who care deeply about preventing more and more gun violence will have to be as passionate and is organized and his vocal as those who blocked it -- the commonsense steps to help keep our children safe. ultimately you outnumbered those who argue the other way but they are better organized and they are better financed. they have been at it longer, and they make sure that they focus on this one issue during election and that is the reason why you can pass something that 90% of americans support and you can't get it through the senate or the house of representatives. to change washington used the american people are going to have to sustain some passion about this. when necessary you have to send the right people to washington and that requires strength and requires persistence and that's the one thing t
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